Job Posting: Executive Director

The Executive Board of the local NAACP Unit #1119 seeks a leader who identifies as a self-starter, with good community relations, organizational, and managerial skills to serve as the full-time Executive Director (ED).

Position: Executive Director
Reports to: Executive Board
Classification: Full-time
Salary: $40,000–$45,000, commensurate with experience. No Medical benefits available.
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, will include evenings, and weekends when needed, as well as travel, up to 25%

Position Summary:

  • The Executive Director executes organizational goals, and raises funds for the unit library, and the Mims Historic House property and programs.
  • The ED collaborates with multiple community partners including: City, County, and State staff and officials, as well as other local grassroots organizations to ensure all people are given equal and dignified treatment.
  • The ED is responsible for the Organization’s financial management, stewardship and development, and administration of policies and procedures. Our community and Board require respect for diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.

Lead: The Executive Director provides leadership in maintaining a positive, productive relationship between the Executive Board, Advisory Committee, staff, members, donors, and the community.

Fundraise: Establish goals that challenge and motivate participants to increase support for the library and the Historic Mims House via individual gifts, annual campaigns, major gifts, planned gifts, sponsorships, lifetime giving, foundation giving, and grants, independently and in collaboration with Board members and organizational management.

Educate: Share the Organizations values, purpose, needs, and goals. Articulate the goals and visions of the Eugene/Springfield Unit of the NAACP.

Strategic Planning: Create giving opportunities, strategies, and incentives for charitable giving. Build partnerships in the community to further this goal.
Budget: Coordinate with Board Treasurer and Executive Board to develop an annual budget.

Create: Participate in the production of marketing materials including: fundraising campaigns, newsletters, direct mailings, solicitations, planned giving materials, program materials, and electronic materials.

Organize: In collaboration with the Board President, organize monthly Board meetings and monthly meetings with the Eugene Imagination Library Advisory Board, and staff meetings. Provide monthly reports on affairs and status finances and membership.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience preferred working with Office Suite, QuickBooks, Customer Relations Management Systems, MailChimp, or similar marketing automation platforms. Community Outreach and social justice background, with a minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, administration, management, understanding of office procedures and practices, and experience working with a nonprofit board. Previous successful grant writing, and large-scale event planning and management preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills, and computer skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage workflow in a fast-paced environment. Position requires individual with the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends for events and programming.

Essential Functions of the ED:
1. Reports to the elected Executive Board and Advisory Committee.
2. Works with Certified Public Accountant, Board Treasurer, and President on financial oversight, and assists with preparation of annual budget and financial documents for monthly and annual Board review.
3. In collaboration with the Treasurer and Certified Public Accountant, assists with preparation of annual federal and state tax returns, and if needed, audit/quarterly/annual comprehensive financial reviews.
4. Works with the Finance Committee, and with professional, independent investment management firms to provide strategies to protect and grow the Foundation’s endowment and other investment income.
5. Works with the Executive Board on personnel matters and to determine staffing needs.
6. Hires and supervises, with approval from the Executive Board, office administrator, hourly bookkeeper, graphic and marketing design professionals, and program specific professionals.
7. Maintains Foundation website to increase community visibility.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Application deadline: February 20th, 5:00 pm